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Helen Thomas
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Can't decide who's more trashy. Cher or Tina Turner could never be considered trashy. At least they can sing.

Don't know whether Desperate Wives won a Golden Globe because of the void left by the ending Sex in the City or Friends , both not trash.
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I think Ms Spears has taken it to a whole new level
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Originally posted by Marco Davids II:
I think Ms Spears has taken it to a whole new level


Jordan is trashy just taking something out of the fridge. Where are their PRs these days ?
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Jordan? Michael Jordan? He doesn't seem trashy to me!


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Helen Thomas
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No, glamour model Jordan.
Who is with Peter Andre. They met on reality TV show I'M A CELEBRITY... GET ME OUT OF HERE. He seems too nice for her!!
Mark Fletcher
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I think Paris Hilton is more trashy, in fact Id go further and say shes a waste of space.

Jordan is pretty trashy, but my respect for her jumped ten fold when she was on "Im a Celebrity..", specifically when she was doing the Bushtucker (Bushwhacker?) challenges. The trial when she had to wear the plastic helmet and they were pouring all kinds of bugs and creepy crawlies into it, she was brave not to move. And she didnt move, because she knew the consequences were that everyone else would go without a meal that night.

I dont like large bugs, I dont think I could do that.

I think people underestimate her, she comes across as being wily, having used the exposure on "Im a Celebrity.." to maximum effect. She longer has to get her t*ts out to earn money. All she needs to do now is get a photo exclusive with her and Peter Andre on holiday.

As for Paris Hilton, shes a spoiled little rich kid with no talent whatsover.

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Quite pleased I never ordered cable.

Carry on!


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Nick George
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Originally posted by Mark Fletcher:
I think Paris Hilton is more trashy, in fact Id go further and say shes a waste of space.


...if by waste of space you mean rediculously sexy.


I've heard it takes forever to grow a woman from the ground
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Did the Phillipoussis/Goodrem/Hilton story make it outside of Australian media? I'll give you a brief recap:

1) Delta Goodrem - Former Australian soap actress turned musician and - in a move that surprised everyone - actually turned out to have a modest talent (nothing spectacular - but compared with others who followed the same career path - she *can* sing and may actually have some musical instincts).

After endearing herself to the Nation by achieving chart topping success and smiling lots - she was diagnosed with a rare cancer..

Media went into overdrive about how "brave Delta" was coping....

After a brief period away from public view "brave Delta" returned to public life having made a full recovery and upped her public appearances gradually (under careful medical supervision). [brave, brave hero... Delta].

2) Enter stage left: Mark Phillipoussis - Tennis star who never quite made it - often been accused of not "doing his bit" for Australia in Davis cup and generally having his motivation called into question. Forms romantic attachment to "brave, brave Delta" and achieves massive overnight increase in support at tennis games from adorring fams (who are perhaps more interested in seeing "brave brave Delta" watching the game?).

3) Delta launches new single and album featuring song "???" widely publicised as being inspired by the love of her life - Phillipousiss. Sales go through the roof... public adoration of "brave brave Delta" and loving Phillipoussis continues with suitable rose tinted soft-focus glow...

4) Tragedy strikes!! - Mark and Delta [poor, poor, brave, brave Delta] Announce their split.

5) Hilton - Spoilt kid famous for "that video clip on the internet" and nothing much else, lets slip that she and Phillippousis may have something going..

6) MEDIA FRENZY!!!... EVIL Philippousis (always been a slacker and a good for nothing) has been found guilty in the court of popular press of causing pain and suffering to "poor, poor, brave, brave Delta" and running off to "slut-ho-American" Hilton.

Press reports suggest that the reason he left Delta was "she was too boring" although there is speculation is rife that this is a euphamism for "wouldnt put-out" !!!
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seems to me that Miss Hilton is trying to see how many men she can go through in the shortest space of time
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Well, everyone needs a hobby...


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Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:
No, glamour model Jordan.
Who is with Peter Andre. They met on reality TV show I'M A CELEBRITY... GET ME OUT OF HERE. He seems too nice for her!!


And what planet would this be occurring on? I get the feeling that I am supposed to have heard of these people.
Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Marco Davids II:
seems to me that Miss Hilton is trying to see how many men she can go through in the shortest space of time


Originally posted by Paul Sturrock:
Well, everyone needs a hobby...


Let me know when she gets up to the letter "P" so I can be sure to be out of town that week. :roll:
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
Quite pleased I never ordered cable.

Carry on!


Yeah, but your missing all the channels showing reruns of old TV shows and movies that you can buy for $5 at Walmart. Not to mention people playing poker and pool. Wow, who would've thought that playing cards would become a TV sport? Then there's the cheap knock offs of the sleazy, gross "reality" shows. What's worse a "reality" show or a cheap knock off of the same show, only done worse, if that is actually possible.

Wonder why I pay for this?
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Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Ray Marsh:
Wonder why I pay for this?


That's easy...

http://www.historychannel.com/frenchrevolution/

http://www.historychannel.com/global/listings/series_showcase.jsp?EGrpType=Series&Id=12385264&NetwCode=THC
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Wonder why I pay for this?

Because it's the only way to get SpongeBob SquarePants?
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Why have cable?

The Food Channel!
Travel Channel!
HGTV!
DIY!

All Paris Hilton-free. As for the Australian love triangle thing: don't think it got much coverage over here.


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Bacon
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Originally posted by Paul Sturrock:

Because it's the only way to get SpongeBob SquarePants?


Don't forget Jimmy Neutron! :roll:
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I love having cable TV. I love watching Travel channel. I also watch HGTV, Food channel for smaller durations. Sometime back there was a program on Discovery channel about different kinds of ancient civilizations. It was so captivating. I enjoyed watching it so much.

Hmm, I should also probably mention that I get cable TV free with my apartment..
Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Paul Sturrock:

Because it's the only way to get SpongeBob SquarePants?


Not quite:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002JP58Q/
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Am I the only one waiting (barely) for Discovery Channel's feature on Pompeii?

Way better than any fake 'reality' show.


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kayal cox
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Hey, thanks for the link.
And it's neat that they allow us to request for email/pda/cell phone reminders for the programme.
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Actually Discovery channel is one of the reasons I keep cable TV.

They did a piece on Alexander the Great a while back. Very interesting and far more enjoyable than watching Hollywood's version.
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Originally posted by Ray Marsh:
Actually Discovery channel is one of the reasons I keep cable TV.

They did a piece on Alexander the Great a while back. Very interesting and far more enjoyable than watching Hollywood's version.


Exactly ! starring the delectable Michael Wood - Hollywood material without the gimmickry.

I haven't seen Desperate Housewives yet but according to reviews it is a must watch. I think it's on a fee paying channel. Apparently once you get past the superficiality , typically American , [note I didn't say artificial] it's quite watchable because it rings bells of the friends, family , neighbours, co-workers we know.
[ January 20, 2005: Message edited by: Helen Thomas ]
Helen Thomas
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Why have cable?

The Food Channel!
Travel Channel!
HGTV!
DIY!

All Paris Hilton-free. As for the Australian love triangle thing: don't think it got much coverage over here.


They've overdone the DIY programs - the huge number currently available is an instant turn-off. Tim Allen and Home Improvement is enough DIY.
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Adrian Wallace : I did hear some of that but didn't realise they had split. The tennis star got some credit for paying her attention when everyone else had split after her diagnosis.
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This just confirms our decision 2 years ago to get rid of our TV. It's wonderful to be "totally out of touch with fantasy".
Helen Thomas
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Oh! Didn't anyone mention America's Next Top Model ?

The angst! The tears! The catty remarks so beautifuly made with nails to match! The Bronx Beauties who just have to be the next J-Lo.

And after watching Queer Eye for the Straight Guy - there may be some truth in - gay men are better decorators than women. Or men take constructive criticism better from men.

Women have started queuing at beauty counters with gay men giving the advice. We are going camp. It's a test of are you beautiful enough. Women will give an ugly woman some time helping to improve them, whereas a gay man would tell them to go and put their head in the oven.
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Andrew Eccleston
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:


They've overdone the DIY programs - the huge number currently available is an instant turn-off. Tim Allen and Home Improvement is enough DIY.


I second that! Doeas anyone else remember when TLC was still The Learning Channel? Any time I see it now, it's just another remodelling show. Seems like such a loss.
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This just confirms our decision 2 years ago to get rid of our TV. It's wonderful to be "totally out of touch with fantasy".

So you are not worried about this?
Helen Thomas
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I also like ths one-off programs about little Nepali/Afghanistani children as they go about their daily chores and their reponses to questions by the TV crewman.
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Anybody else see the episode of South Park with Paris Hilton? I think that episode should be shown in schools. (cough! hack!)


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I suspect that South Park wouldn't make it in schools if SpongeBob can't. But, that would be the right episode!

Also, it looks like Paris may have some regrets?
Helen Thomas
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Rumour has it that Paris' real name is Reading TravelLodge.
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:
I also like ths one-off programs about little Nepali/Afghanistani children as they go about their daily chores and their reponses to questions by the TV crewman.

[ January 20, 2005: Message edited by: Helen Thomas ]


I probably shouldn't like these films as it probably exploits their condition in some way. They act like responsible grown ups - short ones - until they get thrown a question they cannot comprehend, and revert to giggling children at some funny image they've concocted.

P.S. If anyone has seen Desperate Housewives I'd like to know what they think.
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Spongebob Squarepants is being targeted by Christian groups for promoting homosexuality to children.

The underwater sea-sponge was shown holding hands with Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. I see Andrew has posted a link about that already. I just found this funny.

Not having a PC at the moment that works I'm really getting into watching
Queer Eye for the straight Guy and there's a new series for straight guys in the UK - I think the presenters are American - it's so difficult to tell when they are gay.
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Thomas Paul
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As far as I know, sponges are asexual. This reminds me of the complaint about Bert and Ernie (the muppets) being gay. As their creator said, they don't even have sex organs.
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Freud's "hermeneutic of suspicion," an assumption that the real meaning of a text is probably hidden.

An example: The director of Concerned Women for America has an office directly overlooking the Washington Monument.

I'm not sure why this is supposed to be hilarious.

Thus, Spongebob Squarepants is a free loading sponge as most sponges are.
Squarepants suggest he isn't gay unlike Tinky (winky) may have seemed just like those other three fuzzy Teletubbies, harmless enough except for their uncanny power to send adults screaming from the room. Think again: Tinky is purple. His antenna is a triangle, the gay pride symbol, and he carries a purse-like bag. Get it?
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Jordan is becoming a real person - She has a blind son Harvey who recently had growth hormone injections to help his blindness. Harvey became violently sick after these and we see Jordan switch to concerned mother - the anguish cannot be fabricated . Few people would have known about Harvey's existence watching the reality show. I guess the TV guys wouldn't let the cameras show him.
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